Get help with savings if you’re on a low income (Help to Save)

The Help to Save scheme is the Government’s initiative has helped over 130,000 people save over £35 million. However there is still over 3 million people that are eligible for…

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Information for GP Surgery Screens

VODA has been working with North Tyneside CCG to make it easier for VCS organisations to promote their services to patients. Screens are now widely used to call a patient’s name…

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Launch of North Tyneside online safeguarding procedures

The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) currently provide multi-agency safeguarding procedures (which inform your organisation’s procedures), these are available on the NTSCB website. From Monday 16 September 2019 the procedures will…

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No Cold Calling Card

Cards stating uninvited callers are not welcome are available for residents to display in their front door window from North Shields, Wallsend, Whitley Bay and Killingworth Customer First Centres. A limited…

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Prince’s Trust Team Programme – September 2019 course places still available

Gosforth Fire Station is recruiting16-25 year olds for a 12 week personal development programme in partnership with the Prince’s Trust. The course is for anyone aged 16-25 years old, but they…

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Acorns drop-in session for young people aged 14-25

Are you aged 14-25? Are you frightened by someone you are dating, or worried about violence at home? Maybe you have concerns about a friend? The Acorns Project runs a weekly…

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St. Mary’s Island Local Nature Reserve: Beachwatch event 21 September

Beachwatch is the Marine Conservation Society’s national beach cleaning and litter survey programme where people all around the UK can care for their coastline. Marine wildlife is under threat from…

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Charities could become ‘de facto state’, warns Newcastle CVS

A paper from Newcastle CVS argues that years of austerity have seen the state retreating from all services in the region and charities have been assumed to be able to…

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Vacancies at the North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

The North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has secured additional funding to expand the support services they provide for adult carers and are looking to recruit two new posts. Carers Community Link Worker …

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Nominate your North Tyneside star volunteers and community groups

                Nominations are now open for North Tyneside VODA’s annual awards, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made people and organisations within…

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The Children’s Society’s Migrant Advice Project – EU Settlement Scheme support

The EU Settlement Scheme is a free scheme which enables EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK, and their family members, to obtain the status they will require in…

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North Tyneside Business Awards 2019: Heart of the Community award

North Tyneside Business Forum is asking the community for help to identify businesses that have a big heart. The special “Heart of The Community” award will be presented following a…

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Be a Game Changer business toolkit

The Newcastle United Foundation has recently launched a business toolkit for the mental health campaign #beagamechanger. The toolkit provides employers with a how-to guide of running health and wellbeing campaigns in…

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Funded courses available via Gateshead Council

Government Funding is available to increase the skills, knowledge and experiences of your workforce. Gateshead Council works with businesses across the North East funding training such as business admin, digital…

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North Tyneside: Better Together Strategy

North Tyneside Council, VODA and the North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have been working together to refresh the North Tyneside Better Together Strategy. The strategy was first developed in…

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John Spence school seeks links to voluntary organisations

From September 2019, the Year 7 students at John Spence Community High School will participate in the Youth Leader Award designed by the Archbishop of York Trust. A significant element…

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Anti-bullying charity links up with Elmer for online schools pack

Kidscape has linked up with childern’s book character Elmer for a free online resource pack available for schools to help teachers prevent bullying among primary school children. The pack is…

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Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

The Community Foundation would like you to take part in its 10-year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England. Whether…

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BBC Radio Newcastle features Good Neighbours

We were delighted that the BBC Radio Newcastle Breakfast Show was able to join our Good Neighours shopping trip last week. They spent the morning chatting to our shoppers and…

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New Pavillion and Queens Award for Collingwood Bowling Club

It was a double celebration for the North Shields bowling club this month – not only did their new and improved pavilion get its grand unveiling, but the club was…

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Scammers targeting North East charities

North East charities are currently being targeting by scammers. Someone will phone to thank you for your involvement or support of some vague community initiative – it may be crime…

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Volunteering opportunity: Can you spare a few hours to support a young person at risk of offending or re-offending?

Northumbria Coalition Against Crime is looking for volunteers for its award-winning Odyssesus project, which provides mentoring support to young offenders and helps to steer them away from crime. Induction programmes…

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North Tyneside success at the Queen’s Awards 2019

Volunteers’ Week got off to a great start this year with the news that four North Tyneside organisations have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service,the highest honour…

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Participants wanted for Newcastle University research study

Newcastle University is seeking particpants for a new study looking at how life experiences shape our perception of the world, which could help them to understand more about why people are…

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Community Foundation report reveals why people are going hungry in North East England

The Community Foundation has released its latest Vital Signs report focusing on why families are going hungry in North East England, and what local people and businesses can do to…

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‘Packing party’ volunteers wanted to help Backpack Buddies Scheme

  We are looking for volunteers to take part in weekly ‘packing parties’ as part of a new project which aims to help alleviate food insecurity among local children. Backpack…

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Beach Access North East seeks volunteers!

Beach Access North East (BANE) is a user led charity group that promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for all disabled and elderly people across the North of England. They are dedicated…

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VODA Volunteer Emma Ramshaw wins Volunteer of the Year Award

Emma Ramshaw, who volunteers for a variety of charities and organisations including VODA, The Prince’s Trust & NCS, has won the Volunteer of the Year award at the Pitman Superachievers…

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Let’s transform: It’s time for a Social Rights Alliance in the North East

Just Fair wants to connect people and groups in the North East to build an open, fair and more equal society. Just Fair is a human rights NGO that monitors…

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Free Basic First Aid Training from the British Red Cross

        The British Red Cross is working with local community groups, charities, retirement homes etc, to deliver some basic first aid skills relevant to the participants. The…

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